The spring 2017 semester has come to a close and with it comes the Tyler School of Art annual carnival.
The carnival celebrates the work students have made over the course of the semester and helps alleviate the stress that comes with finals week.
“The Tyler Carnival, I always look forward to it. I mean this event, I tell everyone it’s one of the better events of the year,” says Nathan McKeever, third year painting major at Tyler School of Art.
Walking through the doors of Tyler and out to the courtyard comes a day of fun full of free food, prizes, and entertainment for students and seniors hoping to end their college years with a bang. The carnival also presents an opportunity for seniors to give back to the school that has been a part of them for so long.
The tradition of Senior Giving, also known as the Senior Class Gift also took place at the carnival, emphasizing donations as road of confidence in Temple University and Tyler School of Art.
“So every year it is kind of a tradition for seniors to make a gift back to the university. It’s a way of paying it forward. So by you making a gift, you’re not only saying ‘hey Temple’s awesome’, but you’re kind of sharing with others how awesome Temple is as well by making our rankings go higher and higher,” says Nikki Torchon of Temple University.
Students who donate are calculated into the alumnus participation rate, a number that ties in to the national ranking of the university itself compared to other colleges. So even if you missed the carnival, Senior Giving will be available all around campus at various events through the end of the semester.
Given the popularity the carnival has had, it has become a place for students to spend their last few days with the friends they’ve cultivated over the years and give back to the university.